Academic scholarships

Henderson State University offers a wide variety of academic scholarships for incoming and transfer students. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application. To be considered, students must be admitted to the university. This includes submitting an application for admission, official ACT/SAT scores, and an official transcript. Early application is recommended as scholarships are competitive.

Application for Admission/Scholarship

Scholarship Application PDF

Guide to Applying for Academic Scholarships

HSU Distinguished Freshman Scholarship  

  • ACT 30-36 and high school cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Or National Merit Finalist or Semifinalist
  • Renewable for eight consecutive semesters
  • Must enroll and complete 15 hours each semester
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 3.25 GPA at the end of each academic year

HSU Presidential Scholarship

  • ACT 27-29 and high school cumulative 3.00 GPA
  • Renewable for eight consecutive semesters
  • Must enroll and complete 15 hours each semester
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 3.00 GPA at the end of each academic year

University Centurium Scholarship

  • ACT 24-26 and high school cumulative 3.00 GPA
  • Renewable for eight consecutive semesters
  • Must enroll and complete 15 hours each semester
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 3.00 GPA at the end of each academic year

Red and Gray Leadership Scholarship

  • ACT 20-23 and 2.75 GPA
  • Renewable for eight consecutive semesters
  • Must enroll and complete 15 hours each semester
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Community College Transfer Scholarship

  • Deadline on or before June 1
  • 60 transferable hours with cumulative 3.00 GPA
  • Students who have completed at least an associate’s degree at a community college and earned no more than 15 hours at any university (including Henderson State University) are eligible as long as other criteria are met. Renewable for four consecutive semesters
  • Must enroll and complete 15 hours each semester
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 3.00 GPA at the end of each academic year